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Route 66 Ride for the Relay, Day Two

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

We started this bright, glorious late-summer-blue-sky day at 8:00 a.m. in Lincoln, Illinois with the blessing of the bikes and the road (a very moving prayer) and the daily dedications to those who have suffered from cancer.

Rules of the Road on Route 66

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 10.09.2014 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

When I first received the invitation I really wanted to accept, but wrote if off because of our very busy catering business at Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go. Then I stopped and really looked at it for myself. I'm turning 64 this year and I'm proud of it.

Route 66 Here We Come!

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Mary Anne Erickson

When I started this fundraising effort, I had no idea I would be devoting the ride and my desire for a cure to Claudia -- but now I feel a tremendous desire to help eradicate this horrible disease.

Prepare to fall in love with Route 66's Wigwam Motel

Roadtrippers | Posted 10.29.2014 | Travel

When you first pull up to the Wigwam Motel what strikes you immediately is just how picture-perfect it looks. I've wanted to stay at the Wi...

What a Road Trip Down US 50, the 'Loneliest Road,' Is Really Like

Roadtrippers | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel

The only stop we made on the high-speed stretch of highway was at The Shoe Tree. The original "Shoe Tree," was cut down a few years back, but thankfully pretty much any tree will do, so a new shoe tree now exists for your offbeat pleasure.

This Is How You Do Route 66 Like A Badass American Hero

Roadtrippers | Posted 10.08.2014 | Travel

s a new mom to a fantastic little boy, it's my duty to raise him to be a man that has fortitude, drive, passion and other manly stuff like that. So, on our road trip down Route 66, I'm focused on exposing him to as many awesome American places I can.

Roadtripping Route 66 (With a 9-month-old Baby)

Roadtrippers | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel

I’ve always had a thing for travel. In my twenties it felt so good being able to bounce from place to place, hop on a plane on a whim, and hit ...

Great American Road Trips | Posted 08.24.2014 | Travel

A classic American pastime, road trips are an amazing way to experience the beauty and charm of America's incredibly diverse landscape.

Got a Few Days Free This Summer? Check Out These Illinois Destinations

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.29.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Memorial Day has come and gone and the summer season is officially underway. As the temperatures rise, you may be planning out the calendar for the next three months before autumn makes a return.

A Tribute to a Blues Triumvirate

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

"My husband, an artist, a guitar player and a lover of the blues, left this world suddenly. When I create objects of his passion, his presence returns and it rekindles his love, allowing me to give love to him again."

4 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

Budget Travel | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

These are not babymoons, per se, which are best spent relaxing on the beach. These four places are where you'll want to be on your own schedule to get adventurous, sample the local wines, and stay up into the wee hours.

Oklahoma's Route 66 Museum Has A New Focus

AP | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Getting your kicks on Route 66 been a favorite pastime of travelers near and far for decades. Now, the iconic song by Bobby Tro...

Road Trip on Route 66, Americana

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The original and legendary blue and red U.S. Route 66 signs have now faded to pink and dust, but let's not be blue about it, for the lavender Laundromats and rusting green tractors can still be spotted along the way.

Oklahoma Is Reviving Route 66

AP | By KRISTI EATON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least two cities in Oklahoma along the famed Route 66 are planning to turn to billboards and neon signs to lure visitors in....

From Bootlegging to Respectable, Silva's Saloon, Bernalillo, New Mexico

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 12.02.2013 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

In 1933 Felix Silva went legit. In the previous decade, as a younger man, Felix had been a bootlegger and moonshiner, but now that prohibition was over, he decided to open a small, neighborhood bar -- Silva's Saloon -- along the old Route 66 in Bernalillo, New Mexico.

Challenging Ourselves to Live Inside a Book

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.06.2013 | Media
Pat LaMarche

Steinbeck's 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath spoke as prophetically then as it does narratively now to the issue of homelessness in 2013. And it's a sad thing to witness in all those states, this fact that nothing's changed -- or if it changed, it's changed right back.

PHOTOS: Haunted Pit Stop On Rt. 66

Richard Southall | Posted 04.06.2013 | Travel
Richard Southall

The ghosts I was writing about were just normal people pursuing their aspirations and dreams down an American road.

PHOTOS: Rust And Roll On Route 66

Hans Proppe | Posted 06.14.2012 | Travel
Hans Proppe

If you go off the freeways and find the backroads or old routes of the western U.S., there are some interesting things to be seen.

PHOTOS: Remnants Of The Wild West

Randy Fox | Posted 01.12.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

Shannon Richardson's rich monochrome photos are not only cinematic in their drama and atmosphere but also in their storytelling. It's difficult to see one of Shannon's photos and not find yourself drawn into the frame, wanting to know more about the people or the place.

PHOTOS: America's Most Scenic Drives

Travel + Leisure | Posted 12.23.2011 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

These roads may not be household names, but they are an integral part of the American fabric. Highway 31, west of New Orleans, takes you through classic Louisiana countryside, past lazy bayous and swampy lagoons filled with alligators and herons.

WATCH: Retracing The Route Of 'The Grapes Of Wrath'

Posted 09.28.2011 | Books

John Steinbeck’s classic “The Grapes of Wrath” is the story of the Joads, a poor, working-class family from Oklahoma who are forced to abandon t...

Dog Days of Summer in Toad Suck

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 09.08.2011 | Travel
Maggie Van Ostrand

I just got back from a cross-country drive with my two dogs and boy did we have a few adventures along the way. We were headed from Southern Californi...

PHOTOS: What To See While On Route 66

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

We have a mildly sick fascination with driving across the country. We've seen so little of America in comparison to how big this country is. It's un...

Summer well and truly over

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

So here we are - Labor Day marks the end of the summer, not the autumnal equinox which is still just more than two weeks away. Everyone should be bac...

Where to Get Your Kicks on Route 66: Gallup, New Mexico

Karen Tina Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karen Tina Harrison

2010-09-02-gallup1.jpg Gallup, New Mexico is fantastically funky. A slice of Americana rarely seen nowadays, it has barely changed since Route 66's mid-century heyday.